Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 25%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 93.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics19.5% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive112% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
5 days ago, 4 days ago.
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory27.9 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140930
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateJan 14 '21 at 04:43
Run Duration159 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
93.6% Outstanding
Memory 95.7
1-Core 130
2-Core 259
93% 162 Pts
4-Core 498
8-Core 686
77% 592 Pts
64-Core 689
46% 689 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 93.6%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 750-Ti-$110
CLim: 1463 MHz, MLim: 1350 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 456.71
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
19.5% Very poor
Lighting 23.6
Reflection 19.8
Parallax 22.3
19% 21.9 fps
MRender 25.9
Gravity 24.8
Splatting 18.2
20% 23 fps
Poor: 17%
This bench: 19.5%
Great: 20%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung XP941 PCIe M.2 512GB
301GB free (System drive)
Firmware: UXM6401Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 550 557 557 539 542 546 MB/s
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
112% Outstanding
Read 632
Write 590
Mixed 487
SusWrite 548
127% 565 MB/s
4K Read 28.2
4K Write 78.7
4K Mixed 31
124% 46 MB/s
DQ Read 453
DQ Write 256
DQ Mixed 120
152% 276 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 112%
Great: 164%
Samsung 840 Evo 500GB-$120
466GB free
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 368 358 361 365 363 362 MB/s
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 458
Write 222
Mixed 276
SusWrite 363
74% 330 MB/s
4K Read 41.8
4K Write 87.2
4K Mixed 41.7
163% 56.9 MB/s
DQ Read 372
DQ Write 271
DQ Mixed 133
150% 259 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 104%
Great: 125%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$40
146GB free
Firmware: CC49
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 82 80 83 85 84 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
59.1% Above average
Read 124
Write 65.1
Mixed 70.2
SusWrite 82
63% 85.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
129% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 59.1%
Great: 114%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$91
2TB free
Firmware: CC25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 188 193 190 194 195 195 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
111% Outstanding
Read 195
Write 145
Mixed 82.7
SusWrite 192
112% 154 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 111%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1866 C10 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
70.8% Very good
MC Read 25.8
MC Write 25.2
MC Mixed 22
70% 24.3 GB/s
SC Read 19.3
SC Write 24
SC Mixed 23.2
63% 22.2 GB/s
Latency 55
73% 55 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 70.8%
Great: 78%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z97-A Builds (Compare 6,391 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
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Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $908
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